The Kentucky Attorney General made a statement today asking for citizens to be aware of a possible phone and text scam taking place. This scam targets senior citizens and military veterans in an attempt to switch monthly bank deposits into their own bank accounts.
Independence Bank would never initiate communication about a change to your account without your permission. If you feel that you may have been victim of a scam claiming to be from the attorney general, do not respond to the message and contact your nearest Independence Bank location.
Kentuckians can avoid scams by following these essential steps.
- Do not respond to unknown callers. If you did not initiate contact with the Social Security Administration or the Veterans Benefits Administration, and are randomly contacted by them – it is most likely a scam.
- Never provide your personal, financial or account login information to unknown, unverified people. Always contact the legitimate agency independently before any transaction.
- Protect your computer and banking data by using security software, firewalls and keep security patches and passwords up to date.
For additional information please visit the Attorney General’s website.